March Sustainability Newsletter

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Join us March 16th at Faction Brewing for the Alameda Home Electrification Fair

Electrification fair March 16

Are you thinking about electrifying your home? Maybe you’ve looked into it but weren’t sure about the costs, what appliances to install, or just how to get started. 

Join us at Faction Brewing for Alameda’s first Home Electrification Fair on Saturday, March 16th from 1-4pm to talk with electrification professionals, residents, nonprofits, and government agencies working to electrify homes across Alameda and the greater Bay Area.

There’s free admission, and we’ll be raffling off climate-friendly gifts, free drinks, and a portable induction burner that plugs into a standard 110V outlet.

Find out more and RSVP at

CARP Annual Report will be presented to City Council on March 19, 2024

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The CARP Annual Report will be presented to Alameda City Council on March 19. Read about all the great work we've been up to and what's planned for 2024!

Staff have identified the following priorities for CARP implementation in 2024. These priories align with the City's Strategic Plan adopted in 2023.

  1. Complete GHG Inventory and Update CARP
  2. Complete the Urban Forest Plan
  3. Expand publicly available EV charging network
  4. Continue to implement the Equitable Building Decarbonization Plan
  5. Continue to implement SB 1383 and increase compost application citywide
  6. Update the Zero Waste Implementation Plan
  7. Continue priority sea level rise adaptation projects
  8. Complete the De-Pave Park Master Plan

"Spring" into Earth Month in April with These Events!

Join us for one of the upcoming events happening in Alameda for Earth Month 2024! To learn more, visit

Earth Month 2024

New AMP Rebate: Energy Management Devices

AMP has a brand-new rebate for Energy Management Devices (socket splitters). A socket splitter is an energy management device that allows equipment such as Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) chargers and electric clothes dryers to share a 240-volt outlet by automatically prioritizing connected equipment based on your desired and personal set-up.

The standard AMP rebate for an eligible socket splitter is up to $100. Income-qualified customers may be eligible for a rebate up to $150. Find out more about AMP rebates here.

TECH Electrification Funding Continues for AMP Customers

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While TECH Electrification Funding has run out in PG&E service territory, some TECH funding is still available in AMP territory for single family and multi-family homes. Save money and make your home cleaner and safer by switching to a heat pump water heater or space heater today.

In Alameda County, the average incentive for a heat pump water heater installation is $2,613 and average incentive for a heat pump HVAC system is $2,082 when you use a TECH certified contractor.

Visit The Switch is On to find electrification incentives, including TECH rebates. The Switch is On provides access to one-on-one advisors, a contractor directory, information about incentives, and other educational information.

According to an Opinion Dynamics' online survey that reached 300 single-family TECH Heat Pump Water Heater homeowners and renters in 2022:

  • Three-quarters of respondents chose the highest level of satisfaction with their HPWH.
  • Most TECH customers found their HPWH to be a good investment and are likely to recommend it.
  • Those likely to recommend a HPWH found it cost-effective, high-quality, and beneficial to the environment.

New Multifamily Electrification Incentives: Heat Pump Water Heaters

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Starting March 12th, TECH Clean California will launch multifamily incentives for central heat pump water heaters. The incentives will be available to TECH Clean California contractors supporting the installation of central heat pump water heaters in multifamily buildings throughout the state. The incentives will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. 

This second phase of multifamily incentives includes a total budget of $6 million, with $4 million dedicated to equity incentives. The cap for these central heat pump water incentives is $300k per system. A system is defined as a distinct central heat pump water heater system/plant serving a distinct group of households.

A Multifamily Incentives Reservation Form must be submitted to reserve funds. Look for the link to the updated form at, available March 12, 2024 at 12:00 p.m.

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